Objective: To determine whether there is a clinically relevant difference between the circulatory responses to double‐lumen tube intubation (DLTI) with the GlideScope video laryngoscope versus the Macintosh direct laryngoscope. Methods: Eighty adult patients requiring double‐lumen tubes for thoracic surgery were randomly and equally allocatedto either aMacintosh direct laryngoscope group (DL group, n = 40) or a GlideScope video laryngoscope group (GS group, n = 40).DLTIwas performed after airway evaluations and induction of anesthesia. Systolic blood pressure (SBP) and heart rate (HR) were recorded before induction (baseline values), immediately before intubation (post‐induction values), at intubation and after intubation. Ratepressure‐product (RPP), and the areas under SBP‐ and HR‐time curveswere calculated. All data obtained by the two devices were compared. Results: After laryngoscope insertion, SBP of DL and GS groups changed significantly differently (13.1% vs. 4.6%, P< 0.001), while HR changed similarly (17.2% vs. 14.6%, P = 0.074). One minute after intubation, both SBP and HR significantly increased in both groups (SBP: 11.6% vs. 11.9%; HR: 18.4% vs. 10.8%), but there were no significant differences between the two groups. RPP significantly increased in both groups after laryngoscope insertion (32.6%, P=0.001; 18.2%, P=0.002), and there was a significant difference between the two groups (P =0.001). Throughout intubation, the areas under SBP‐time curves had a significant difference between the two groups (P = 0.042), while those under HR‐time curves did not differ significantly (P=0.06). Conclusion: The intubation response was most significant upon laryngoscope insertion during the whole intubation process. The GlideScope video laryngoscope induced milder circulatory fluctuations than the Macintosh direct laryngoscope did, suggesting that DLTI using video laryngoscopy can help reduce the cardiovascular response to intubation.
Wei, W., & Tian, M. (2016). Double-lumen tube intubation using video laryngoscopy causes a milder cardiovascular response compared to classic direct laryngoscopy. Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 32(1), 35–39. https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.321.9044